Samsung is developing 2 more foldable phones

Samsung is seeking to take the lead in the emerging folding phone market as it announces plans to release two more models.

The South Korean electronics retailer and manufacturer recently revealed its first foldable model the Galaxy Fold, which it plans to release in April for $1980 (£1505) following rife speculation.

With other tech giants like Huawei revealing its rival Mate X foldable phone, while Apple and Xiaomi are both rumoured to be working on similar offers, Samsung is understood to be pushing to secure an early lead in the market.

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According to Bloomberg, Samsung is now working on two more foldable models, including one that folds away from the user like the rival Mate X, rather than inwards like the current Galaxy Fold.

Another model, expected to be announced late this year or in early 2020, will reportedly fold vertically, and includes an extra screen on the outside.

Its foldable lineup could also be equipped with an in-screen fingerprint scanner like the Galaxy S10.

Alongside these new models, Samsung is also reportedly trying to iron out issues with the Fold, attempting to prevent a crease from appearing along the panel after the phone has been folded over 10,000 times, and could consider offering free screen replacements.

This crease appears on the protective film stuck to the display beneath, which is understood to be the reason Samsung didn’t allow anyone to touch it during its reveal last month.

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